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Build Advice £400 budget gaming build help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xpronic, 6 Jan 2013.

  1. xpronic

    xpronic What's a Dremel?

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    I'm looking to build a cheap gaming pc for my brother who wants to play games like Minecraft, Day Z, Black Ops 2, Battlefield 3, and Guild Wars 2. He'll be using a 22" monitor at 1680x1050 resolution, so with that in mind, I put together this shopping list.

    Will the parts I've picked out be capable of playing those games at medium to high settings at 1680x1050?
     
  2. atc95

    atc95 I have the upgrade bug!

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    That is near enough the best you can get for £400, you should look at this thread for any other ideas.
     
  3. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    A very good list for under £400. Any of those games would run a good mix of Med-high settings at that resolution.
     
  4. Harlequin

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  5. xpronic

    xpronic What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Will a 7850 be ok to put in this build, or should I stay with the 7770?

    Funny thing is, I have that memory lying here unused after upgrading to 16gb on my pc, but the MSI motherboard only supports DDR3-1066/1333.
     
  6. Harlequin

    Harlequin Modder

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    the 7850 is an awesome bit of kit - if you can stretch to it then go for it

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    just stick the ram you have in - if it doesn't run at 1600 then it`ll downclock to 1333 anyway :D
     
  7. xpronic

    xpronic What's a Dremel?

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    Fantastic. I can use that £30 I would have spent on memory towards the 7850. :)
     
  8. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    The 7850 is a must have in a budget build, its twice the card the HD7770 is.
     
  9. Harlequin

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    ^^ what MrB said , especially for BF3 , which is pretty much all GFX performance.
     
  10. xpronic

    xpronic What's a Dremel?

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    Tanks again for the tips. Hopefully with the 7850 now in the build it should last a bit longer before it needs updating with an i5. :p
     
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